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Gold for Grant Baillie at SA Masters Cross Country

Congratulations to Grant Baillie on becoming 2024 Scottish Athletics Masters XC Champion over a challenging course in Forres. Grant showed a muddy pair of heels to top athletes from the M40 category in taking the overall title, and in doing so also won the M45 category. Completing a family double, Kelly Baillie (centre) also had…

Allan Scally Road Relay 2023

East Kilbride Athletic Club had six full teams competing at last weekend’s Allan Scally Relays.There were brilliant results and personal bests (PB) from the race.So many in fact it’s hard to know where to start this report!Let’s start at the beginning – what even is the Allan Scally Relays? The Allan Scally relays are a…

Scotland Masters XC vests for David Ross & Grant Baillie

Well done to EKAC athletes Grant Baillie and David Ross donned Scotland vests in Dublin as they competed in the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International on 12 November. It was David’s debut run in a Scotland vest, having been picked for the M35+ squad after some consistently fine running over the last couple…

EKAC’s Angus Wilkinson heads record-breakers to win SATS U15 Challenge

Well done to Angus Wilkinson who won this year’s SATS (Scottish Association of Track Statisticians) Under 15 Challenge – the first time someone from the club has won it. The challenge is run by Scottish Athletics statistician Arnold Black and has been running since 2014. The Challenge Rankings comprise an athlete’s top 3 performance scores…

GAA Miler Meet – PBs, club records & even a Scottish record!

Well done to all of our athletes who competed at the above event on 3 June. A brilliant evening of racing that resulted in loads of PBs, 3 club records and even an U15 Scottish Record! Angus Wilkinson ran a ridiculous solo 8.58.68 in the U15 3000m race to break the Scottish U15 Scottish record…

Medals galore! EKAC at West District Cross Country Championships

3 individual champions. An individual silver medallist. 3 team medals. And competitive from Under 13 to Masters categories. Not bad! ‘These fantastic results showcase not only outstanding individual and team performances, but also our strength across all age groups.’ Gordon Colvin, Club President Under 13s Matilda Frew got the club off to a flyer with…

Whether running, jumping or throwing, East Kilbride Athletic Club is for you.

We are based in the Athletics Hub at the John Wright Sports Centre, minutes from East Kilbride town centre. The Hub overlooks the Centre’s recently-resurfaced 400m running track.

Laura Muir visiting EKAC, 2019

A charity, our aim is to bring out the best in our athletes, whether juniors (9+), seniors or masters and whether they are striving for a national vest, starting out or aiming to set new personal bests as part of their athletics journey.

While running is the most visible part of what we do – you may have seen our yellow-and-black vests zipping by you – we are also heavily involved in field events including high jump, long jump, discus, javelin and shot put.

On the running side, we cover sprinting (including sprint hurdles), middle distance, road, trail and cross country. Some events are individual, others involve teams.

We cater for ages 9 upwards and have internationalists, national and district champions amongst our many members, with strength in depth in our female and male junior, senior and master categories.

See here for how to join.

GB distance runners Callum & Derek Hawkins visiting EKAC

How the club is run

EKAC has served Scotland’s 6th-largest settlement since 1959.

We are a SCIO – a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – regulated by OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator). We are governed by a board of trustees who operate under our constitution. Most of our normal business is managed by a committee that meets each month.

We are affiliated to Scottish Athletics (SA). All of our club members are, separately, also members of Scottish Athletics. An SA membership number is required in order to enter almost all of the athletics events in which the club participates.

All of our coaches are part of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme and we have an appointed Child Protection Officer.